Kite Festival – 2023 preview

Kite: Self-described as ”a festival like no other’, this truly is one of the most eclectic and exciting line-ups of the summer.

Where else can you witness Dame Joan Collins as support act for the legendary Suede? Or Tony Blair’s former PR guru Alastair Campbell sit alongside former Conservative PM Sir John Major?

The music is some of the best of the summer season – Don’t get me wrong, the recently reformed Pretenders still have the swagger and great guitar rock tunes. Hot Chip are one of Summer Festival Guide’s favourite live bands. Their cover of Dancing in the Dark is one never to miss.

Elsewhere, Alison Goldfrapp is a pioneer and truly groundbreaking with her exciting art, while Grammy Award winning Candy Staton will keep everyone dancing. Baxter Dury has crafted a career of his own, offering psychedelia-infused indie rock that has found a strong cult following.

David Baddiel, Mel Giedroyc, both household names renowned for their partnerships will be firm favourites.

Shadow-chancellor Rachel Reeves will be leaving the front bench of the Labour Party to join the festivities, possibly before moving into Number 11 next summer.

Also of note, Adam Kay, best selling author of ‘This Is Going to Hurt’, will be on site if anyone needs a doctor, but after the stories he’s told, it’s probably best to stick with the first aid kit!

With access to every talk on the Ideas program as well as the world class music and entertainment across the Heavenly, Bloom and Skylark stages. this is the best value ticket of the year.

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